Welcome to Hunger Task Force’s FoodShare Information page.
FoodShare is a nutrition assistance program that helps people buy healthy foods. Eligibility is determined based upon your income and household size. Household and medical expenses may also be taken into account. Remember: you can own a home and a vehicle and still be eligible to receive FoodShare.*
If you would rather speak to a Hunger Task Force FoodShare Outreach team member over the phone, please call us at 414.777.0483. To speak directly with a state worker about your case, call 1.888.947.6583.
The best way to find out if you qualify for FoodShare is to apply.
*Most FoodShare applicants and members are categorically eligible for FoodShare, meaning liquid assets are not a factor in eligibility. However, if someone is over 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, they will need to verify assets.
Click one of the headings below to learn more about how you and your family can use FoodShare.
How can I apply?
Marcia P. Coggs Center
1220 W. Vliet St.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Get Help with FoodShare Benefits
How and where do you use FoodShare?
Understanding Work Requirements
If you are between the ages of 18 and 49 with no children in your household and no documented disability, your FoodShare has time limits. If you have used up your three (3) months of time-limited benefits, you still might qualify for FoodShare after submitting verification that you are working or have an exemption from the work requirements.
Click on the section below that applies to you to see what you may submit for an exemption.
I am working, volunteering, self-employed or enrolled in a work program.
You may submit one of these documents to verify that you have worked/volunteered a total of 80 hours or more during the past 30 days:
I am physically or mentally unable to work or applying for or receiving disability.
You may submit this form from your doctor or therapist.
I am the primary caregiver for a child under age 6.
You may submit a letter from the child’s parent or guardian.
I am the primary caregiver for someone who cannot care for him/herself.
You may submit a letter from that person or his/her guardian.
I am pregnant.
You may submit a medical statement with your due date.
I am in a two-year college program at least half-time or I am a high school student.
If you are in a two-year college program or a high school student, you may submit your class schedule or other proof of registration for an exemption.
If you are in a four-year college program, please call 414.777.0483 and ask to speak with a Hunger Task Force FoodShare Outreach team member.
I am in an alcohol or other drug treatment program.
You may submit a letter from your program or sponsor.
I am applying for or receiving unemployment insurance.
You do not need to submit proof. Call the state at 1.888.947.6583 to report unemployment.
I am homeless or living remporarily with someone else because I do not have a permanent residence.
Call the state at 1.888.947.6583 to explain your circumstances. Every situation is different and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
None of these apply to me.
If you do not have any of the exemptions listed above, your FoodShare has time limits. You will only receive benefits for 3 months out of every 3 years. If you are still receiving benefits, you can prevent your benefits from ending by enrolling in the FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) Program.
Call the state at 1.888.947.6583 to request a referral to FSET. If you have already lost your benefits, you must enroll in a work or training program at least half time, or meet one of the exemptions listed above.